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Museums and Other Cultural Organizations  [Printer-friendly version]


Tremont Historical Society   207-244-9753
Programs of historical interest are presented at the monthly meetings, which are at 7 P.M. on the fourth Monday of each month at the Bass Harbor Memorial Library March through November. We welcome anyone interested in our holdings to contact us.
Open: MWF 1:00-4:00 p.m. July thru Columbus Day or by appointment  
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Wendell Gilley Museum   207-244-7555
People + Nature + Art: Celebrating the life and work of a pioneer of decorative bird carving. Teaching the art through exhibitions and education. Inspiring appreciation of the visual arts & creativity and respect for the natural world.
Open: Beginning June 1: Open Tuesday through Saturday, 10am–4pm  
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Acadia Repertory Theatre   207-244-7260
Dedicated to producing interesting stories about interesting people in its intimate performance space, the theatre has staged the works of playwrights ranging from Sophocles to Shakespeare to Shaw to Neil Simon.
Open: June - September  
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Camp Beech Cliff   207-244-0365
Camp Beech Cliff's programs are all about making new friends, learning new skills, and exploring the outdoors with positive role models. Activities balance active and creative, including swimming, boating, archery, ropes courses, and outdoor skills.
Open: Year-round, M-F 8-5. Summer camp starts June 20  
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Camp Capella, Inc.   207-843-5104
Camp CaPella is a lakefront summer camp at Phillips Lake that provides diverse recreational & educational opportunities for children & adults with disabilities. Camp CaPella is for all campers regardless of ability to have an opportunity to enjoy a summer program. We offer learning experiences, recreational activities, and fun! We offer year-round recreational and educational opportunities.
Open: Year Round  
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Mount Desert Island Historical Society   207-276-9323
Founded in 1931, promotes the study and understanding of the people and the history of this island and of history's relevance today. We celebrate the lives of the people, and the events that have shaped, and will continue to shape,island history.
Open: Monday-Friday from 10 to 4  
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Mt. Desert Oceanarium   207-288-7330
We mix you and dozens of sea animals and great staff together to learn and enjoy. Results?? "AWESOME", "RAD-I-CAL", "EXCELLENT". Lobster museum and hatchery, salt marsh tours and discovery pool touch tank.
Open: Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily except Sunday mid-May to late October  
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Seal Cove Auto Museum   207-244-9242
Celebrating the cultural and industrial innovations of the earliest autos with family-friendly exhibits and activities. The collection has over 50 automobiles, motorcycles, and bicycles from the Brass Era, 1895-1917.
Open: 10 am - 5 pm daily from May 1 through October 31  
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Southwest Harbor Public Library   207-244-7065
Our Mission: To be the place where people of all ages and backgrounds come to improve literacy, explore new ideas and pursue lifelong learning interests.
Open: MON, TUES, THURS & FRI: 9:00am - 5:00pm WED: 9:00am - 8:00pm SAT: 9:00am - 1:00pm  
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The Barn Arts Collective   207-412-9435
The Barn Arts Collective creates and encourages community through the practice and presentation of live arts events. Performances at the Barn at 130 Tremont Rd. in Bass Harbor happen throughout the year and every weekend in the summer.

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The Maine Granite Industry Historical Society   207-244-7299
Granite quarrying began in Maine as early as 1830 & is still a large industry with quarries in several areas. Our museum houses 100's of tools, photos, Union badges, constitutions, books and more. Groups are welcome - call for an appointment!
Open: April 1 to November 31 Tuesday - Sunday 10am - 4pm. Winter months by appointment.  
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